living seawalls

Awesome Water Experience! In 2014 Pine View School student member Zack Jordan partnered with Big Brothers/Big Sisters (BBBW) of Sarasota and created A.W.E. (Awesome Water Experience) to provide kayak paddle trips for “Littles” and their “Bigs” through the mangrove tunnels at South Lido Park. Zack went on to become a Sarasota Bay Watch student board [...]

By: Guest Editors Todd Barber, Founder of Reef Ball Foundation Larry W. Stults, Ph.D., J.D., Chairman, Sarasota Bay Watch Vera Cole, Reef Ball Foundation Floridians are at the forefront of a tremendous opportunity. Since World War II, developers have been building hardened seawalls to safeguard valuable waterfront property from erosion. Their longevity is only about [...]

Living Seawalls! What are they and why should we care? There are problems with traditional seawalls and bulkheads along our waterways. For example, their sheer and smooth vertical face is inhospitable to marine life, except for some oysters and barnacles. Additionally, this vertical surface reflects wave energy back out into the waterway causing wave problems [...]